BRADENTON, Fla. – After four rounds of stroke play and two highly entertaining matches, Baylor and Stanford will face off Wednesday in the finals of the NCAA Women’s Championship.
It should be a highly competitive match between a pair of top-20 teams at Concession.
No predictions here, but one thing is certain: Some team will take home its first national title.
Live coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.
Here is a tale of the tape between the two finalists:
2:10 p.m. ET: Baylor’s Laura Lonardi (ranked 142nd) vs. Stanford’s Casey Danielson (94th)
2:20 p.m.: Baylor’s Lauren Whyte (212nd) vs. Stanford’s Shannon Aubert (64th)
2:30 p.m.: Baylor’s Dylan Kim (17th) vs. Stanford’s Lauren Kim (16th)
2:40 p.m.: Baylor’s Giovana Maymon (173rd) vs. Stanford’s Quirine Eijkenboom (233rd)
2:50 p.m.: Baylor’s Hayley Davis (29th) vs. Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse (46th)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
Baylor: 3 (most recently in 2012)
VICTORIES THIS SEASON
Note: Entering nationals, the Bears won the Big 12 Championship and NCAA regional tournament
SEED AFTER 72 HOLES OF STROKE PLAY
Note: Baylor’s Dylan Kim finished fourth individually, while Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse and Lauren Kim placed T-6 and seventh, respectively
AVERAGE NATIONAL RANKING OF THE 5 STARTERS
PERFORMANCE THIS WEEK
- Laura Lonardi: T-21 (+12) in stroke play, 2-0 in match play
- Lauren Whyte: 84th (+54) in stroke play, 1-1 in match play
- Dylan Kim: 4th (E) in stroke play, 1-0-1 in match play
- Giovana Maymon: T-49 (+22) in stroke play, 1-1 in match play
- Hayley Davis: T-21 (+12) in stroke play, 1-1 in match play
- Casey Danielson: T-71 (+30) in stroke play, 1-0-1 in match play
- Shannon Aubert: T-36 (+16) in stroke play, 2-0 in match play
- Lauren Kim: T-7 (+4) in stroke play, 2-0 in match play
- Quirine Eijkenboom: 78th (+33) in stroke play, 0-2 in match play
- Mariah Stackhouse: 6th (+3) in stroke play, 1-1 in match play